JAAPA’s 25th anniversary poetry contest winners announced

“Why poetry?” you might ask. Why indeed? Of the many venues available to validate the human condition, poetry is perhaps the most poignant. In a poem, we see the pathos of both practitioner and patient laid bare, crystallized before our eyes, whispered under the ebb and flow of our collective breath. Poetry presents the human heart with its joys and sufferings, trials and travails. But what, you might ask, does that have to do with the practice of medicine? more»

Interested readers may access the winning poems in JAAPA’s 25th anniversary poetry competition here. JAAPA is the official journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.

Walt Whitman, 1887

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